In The News

Over the years lawyers who have been associated with  Koenig & Long, LLC have been featured in many state and national magazines and newspapers. Below is a list of some of our recent favorites. Click on an article’s title to read it in its entirety.

Articles about lawyers who have been associated with Koenig & Long, LLC:

“A Lawyer Who Wins”

Article published on the internet by Jon Craig, former State House Reporter for the Cincinnati Enquirer, chronicling former attorney James D. Owen’s track-record winning tough criminal cases.

“The defense never rests”

Article by columnist Mike Harden published in The Columbus Dispatch on February 23, 2003, about the work of former Columbus criminal defense attorney James D. Owen.

“The wrong men”

Article by Kevin Featherly published in the January 2006, edition of Ohio Super Lawyers magazine recognizing Columbus criminal defense lawyer James D. Owen’s work as a criminal defense attorney to help free innocent persons who were wrongly convicted.

“Pal, ex-student of Bush advisor uses campaign tactics in court”

Article by columnist Mike Harden published in The Columbus Dispatch on July 31, 2005, discussing Columbus defense attorney use of political strategy in the defense of the firm’s clients.

Article about the acquittal of Jeremy Turner:

“Jury acquits man of murder”

Article published on March 21, 2009, in the Springfield News-Sun featuring the acquittal of Jeremy Turner in a local homicide case. Turner, who was found not guilty on all homicide counts, was represented by Columbus criminal defense attorney Todd Long.  Our client was was released the same day the jury found our client NOT GUILTY of all charges.

Articles about Randy Resh and Robert Gondor:

“They’ve done 12 years for rape and murder. Now, the convictions are void. Was it a setup?”

Front-page article by Ed Meyer published in the Sunday edition of the Akron Beacon Journal, on November 3, 2002, detailing the ruling issued by Portage County visiting Judge Charles J. Bannon overturning the convictions of Randy Resh and Robert Gondor for the 1988 homicide and attempted rape of Connie Nardi. Both Resh and Gondor were represented by an attorney who was associated with our firm.

“High court hears case of convicts”

Front-page article by Ed Meyer published in the Akron Beacon Journal on January 26, 2006, outlining former Columbus criminal defense attorney James D. Owen’s oral argument to the Supreme Court of Ohio on behalf of his client, Randy Resh. The Ohio Supreme Court ruled in favor of Mr. Resh, who was later found not guilty of all charges.

Articles about Timothy Howard and Gary James:

“Were they wrongly convicted?”

Sunday front-page, above-the-fold article, published by statehouse reporter Alan Johnson in The Columbus Dispatch on February 10, 2002. The article chronicles the efforts of former Columbus criminal defense attorney James D. Owen to obtain new trials for Timothy Howard and Gary James based on newly unearthed evidence of innocence uncovered nearly 25 years after their convictions for the robbery and murder of a bank guard.

“Judge sets new hearing in 25-year-old murder case”

Article published by statehouse reporter Alan Johnson in The Columbus Dispatch on October 9, 2002, featuring the efforts of former Columbus criminal defense lawyer James D. Owen to obtain a new hearing for Timothy Howard to determine whether he should get a new trial based. The new hearing is based on compelling new evidence of innocence uncovered by Mr. Owen and James C. McCloskey of Centurion Ministries, a nonprofit organization that has helped free dozens of innocent people wrongly convicted nationwide.

“Convicts may be ‘wrong guys’”

Article published in The Columbus Dispatch on December 10, 2002, about the courtroom testimony of retired FBI agent Philip R. Kerby. Under questioning by former Columbus defense attorney James D. Owen, Agent Kerby admitted that the Columbus police, working together with the FBI to solve an east-side bank robbery and security guard murder, may have mistakenly convicted “the wrong guys.”

“26 years in hell”

Sunday front-page, above-the-fold, article published by statehouse reporter Alan Johnson in The Columbus Dispatch on April 18, 2003, reporting the ruling by Franklin County Common Pleas Judge Michael Watson that Timothy Howard was wrongfully convicted 26 years ago in the 1976 east-side Columbus bank robbery and murder of its security guard. The article features the efforts of former Columbus criminal defense lawyer James D. Owen to uncover and present compelling evidence of Howard’s innocent in order to win a new trial for him.

“Finally, freedom”

Front-page, above-the-fold, article published by statehouse reporter Alan Johnson in The Columbus Dispatch on April 24, 2003, reporting on the release of Timothy Howard from custody and featuring the efforts of Columbus criminal defense attorney James D. Owen, who worked together with Princeton-based Centurion Ministries, to uncover and present overwhelming evidence of innocence to the Court in order to secure Howard’s release.

“Wrongfully convicted, now free as a bird”

Front-page, above-the-fold, article published by statehouse reporter Alan Johnson in The Columbus Dispatch on July 18, 2003, featuring the efforts of former Columbus criminal defense lawyer James D. Owen to secure the release of, Gary James, who, based on compelling new evidence of innocence uncovered by Owen and James C. McCloskey of Centurion Ministries, was determined to be wrongfully convicted of the 1976 robbery and security guard murder of an east-side Columbus bank.

“Freed man not at bank during killing, jury told”

Article published by statehouse reporter Alan Johnson in The Columbus Dispatch on March 9, 2006, detailing courtroom testimony presented by former Columbus criminal defense lawyer James D. Owen at Timothy Howard’s civil murder trial. Based on the powerful evidence of innocence presented in court by Owen, the jury of 8 ultimately determined Howard to be “factually innocent” of the robbery and security guard murder for which he was convicted and sentenced to death in 1977.

“$2.5 million approved for cleared ex-inmate”

Article published by statehouse reporter Alan Johnson in The Columbus Dispatch on June 30, 2006, reporting on the largest wrongful incarceration award ever secured in Ohio history, which was obtained for Timothy Howard by former Columbus criminal defense lawyer James D. Owen. The award followed a civil murder trial conducted 3 months earlier. In that case, the jury found Howard, who was represented by Owen, to be actually innocent of the 1976 robbery and murder for which he was previously convicted sentenced to death.

“Freed convict gets $2.5 million”

Article published by statehouse reporter Alan Johnson in The Columbus Dispatch on July 11, 2006, reporting on the appearance by former Columbus criminal defense lawyer James D. Owen before the Ohio Controlling Board which granted final approval of Timothy Howard’s $2.5 million wrongful incarceration award, the largest such award ever made in Ohio history.

Prosecutor agrees conviction was wrong

Article published by statehouse reporter Alan Johnson in The Columbus Dispatch on April 19, 2007, chronicling the work of former Columbus criminal defense lawyer James D. Owen to obtain an agreement by the Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney that Gary James was wrongfully convicted for a 1976 east-side Columbus bank robbery and security guard murder. After years of contentious litigation spearheaded by Owen, the Franklin County Prosecutor finally conceded James’ innocence.

Based in Columbus, Ohio, Koenig & Long, LLC focuses on criminal defense law. To schedule an appointment with one of our Columbus criminal defense attorneys call us at 614-454-5010, or toll-free at 1-888-454-5070.